Aloysia gratissima Large Photo of Aloysia gratissima Bee Brush, Aloysia gratissima. Also called; Aloysia lycioides, Whitebrush, White - Brush, Beebrush, Jazminillo, Chaparro Blanco, Privet Lippia, Tronsco, Cedron Whitebrush, Palo Amarillo, Poleo, Azahar del Campo, Cedrón del Monte, Niñarupá, Resedá del Campo, Arrayán del Campo, Usillo, Niño Rupá, Angel, Favorita, Jazminillo, Oreganillo, Romerillo, Vara-dulce, Hierba de la Princesa.
Photos Taken: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, Arizona.
Common Name Whitebrush, Beebrush, Aloysia
Latin Name Aloysia gratissima
Native Habitat Desert and mountain slopes from southwestern U. S. to South America
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month
Height X Width 6 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green, deciduous
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Songbird, Thornless
Ornamental Value White flowers March to November, cold marginal
Nature Value Important to butterflies, bees, and birds, poisonous to horses
Native American Uses Medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Verbenaceae/Aloysia_gratissima.html
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ALGR2
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/67283/
    Images and data http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/detail.php?id=ASDM04741&sp=Aloysia%20gratissima
    Seeds http://www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com/carth.asp?species=Aloysia%20gratissima&sref=502025
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=BROWSE&query_src=photos_flora_sci&where-genre=Plant&where-taxon=Aloysia+gratissima&title_tag=Aloysia+gratissima
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ALGR2
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